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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., NOVEMBER 8, 1945 



NO. 7 



Choir to Hold Vespers 
At Sunday Night Chapel 



First of Traditional Series 

Features Soprano Solo, 

Organ Selections 

Fall Choir Vespers, the first of 
the four choir programs of the 
year, will be hell next Sunday, 
November 11 at 8:00 p.m. in the 
Chapel. Miss Margaret Maedon- 
ald, director of the choir and lec- 
turer in the Department of Music, 
announces that the program will 
include choral music representing 
almost every period since the six- 
teenth century. 

Miss Macdonald will play three 
organ solos, one by Bach and two 
by Vaughan Williams, the con- 
temporary composer. Dorothy 
Rose, '48, will sing the soprano 
solo of Mendelssohn's "O Come, 
Let Everyone That Thirsteth." 

Composers who will be repre- 
sented on the program are: Gallus 
and Byrd, sixteenth century; 
Schutz, the seventeenth century; 
Schubert and Mendelssohn, the 
nineteenth; and Loeffler Williams, 
Gu'on and Sowerbv, the twentieth. 

The Wellesley Choir gives four 
concerts on camous every year: 
in the fall, at Christmas time, in 
the spring and at Baccalaureate 
Service. The Fall Choir Vespers 
next Sunday should not be con- 
fused with the Candlelight Ves- 
pers to be held Sunday, November 
18. Miss Macdonald feels that 
choir vespers is an opportunity for 
Wellesley music lovers to hear a 
concert right on their own campus. 

The program will be presented 
in the following order: 
QEfStti Preludes: 

Bryn Calfaria 

Vaughan Williams 

Rhosymedre Vaughan Williams 
The Choir: 

Darest Thou Now, O Soul 

Vaughan Williams 

Come Everyone That Thirsteth 
Mendelssohn 

At the Cry of the First Bird 

Guion 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) 



Polish Dancers 
Will Entertain Prof- Lehmann 
Slavic Society To Take Post 

In Philadelphia 



Katharine Lee Bates Fund 
Brings Poet David Morton 



L-n wed be uancmg the ma- 
zurka!' said Mrs. Nina btevens 
'46, president of Slavic Society, 
which will hold its first open meet- 
ing as an officially recognized Wel- 
lesley organization November 19. 
The new society was founded 
last winter when a group of stu- 
dents expressed their desire to 
study the life, history, and culture 
of the Slavic peoples — Russians, 
Poles, Bulgarians, Czecnosiovak- 
ians, and Yugoslavians — through 
lectures, performances and ex- 
hibitions of native music and arts. 

According to the recently draft- 
ed constitution of the society, 
"Membership is open to all stu- 
dents who signify, in writing, a 
gen"ine interest in the purpose 
of the society." At this first meet- 
ing those interested will be given 
an opportunity to apply for mem- 
bership. 

The present officers of Slavic 
Society are: Mrs. Nina Stevens 
'46, president; Helen Storey Carlton 
'47, vice-president; Joan Brailey '47, 
secretary; Gerda Lewis '48, treas- 
urer; Corinne Smith, senior-at- 
large; Olga Laws, sophomore-at- 
large. Mr. Henry F. Schwarz and 
Mr. George V. Lantzeff of the De- 
partment of History are advisers 
to the organization. 

The members intend not only 
to observe performances of the 
culture of the Slavic nations, but 
also to become active participants 
in such performances. For its 
first meeting the society has in- 
vited a group of Polish singers 
and dancers to demonstrate their 
folk dances. After the demon- 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) 



Sophomores to Convert 
Alum Hall Into Club '48 




Sophomore Dance Committee 



If Wellesley College finds no 
Sophomores in class Monday, No- 
vember 12, it may just laugh it 
off and proceed accordingly. For 
'48's Jong-awaited prom on Satur- 
day evening, from eight to twelve, 
has been labelled by authorities 
the most "unprecedented affair 
since the founding of the college." 
A special sophomore concoction 
Called "Idiots' Delight" punch will 
add gaiety to the evening. 

With the slogan, "Make it a 
1 al the Club '48," Sophomores 
■ the leadership of Nancy 
A ring, head of the dance, have 
been working for weeks on the 
Committee heads are Sigie 
gauen, refreshments; Mickey 
rf.ielzer, date bureau; Connie An- 
derson, floor committee: Janet Van 
Arsdale, decoration; Taffy Tifft, 



publicity; Nancy Steffens, tickets. 

During the evening there will 

be a floor show exploiting '48 

musical talent including Charlotte 

Stone, soloist, presenting original 
sours by Jean Emery. 

Chappie Arnold, of last year's 
Freshman Dance fame, will play 
at this informal program prom. 
Mrs. F. May Beggs, Head of House 
at Stone, and Mrs. H. T. Burnett, 
Head of Davis, will act as chaper- 
ones. Patronesses are Mrs. Horton, 
Miss Lindsay, and Miss Wilson. 

Perhaps at this point, the work- 
ings of the "glorified date bu- 
reau" should be explained. Under 
the motto, "we pick 'em, from 
there on it's up I . > yo«," this com- 
mittee assigns each person apply- 
ing a definite date from Harvard, 
M.I.T.. or the Officers' Club, bas- 
ing their matching on height. 



The following statement has been 
received from the President's 
Office : 

The Presbyterian Board of 
Christian Education is today an- 
nouncing the appointment of Asso- 
ciate Professor Paul Lehmann as 
Associate Editor of the Religious 
Book Department of the West- 
minster Press. He will take up his 
duties in Philadelphia at the be- 
ginning of the second semester, but 
he has arranged to return to Wel- 
lesley for several days each week 
to carry his courses, Biblical His- 
tory 204 and 305. This will involve 
some change in schedule of which 
the students registered for those 
two courses will be notified in the 
near future. It is neither necessary 
nor desirable to inauire at the Re- 
corder's Office before these notices 
are sent. 

Wellesley College sincerely re- 
grets the loss of Mr. Lehmann from 
its regular faculty. In the four 
years since he came to the Depart- 
ment of Biblical History, he has 
been a stimulating teacher and a 
highly valued colleague. His new 
position offers him an opportunity 
for leadership throughout the 
Church which he could not ignore. 
Wellesley will take pride in being 
associated with that leadership. 



EducationGroup 
Outlines Plans 
For This Year 

"Last year's Student Education 
Committee report will serve as a 
basis for constructive action for 
this year," declared Alice Bir- 
mingham '46, chairman, at the 
first meeting of the committee 
for 1945-46, November 2. On the 
immediate agenda, she stated, is 
an open meeting to be indexed 
within a week. 

The new committee is composed 
of eight Seniors, four Juniors, and 
three Sophomores, all of whom ap- 
plied for membership. Senior 
members of the committee, in ad- 
dition to the chairman, are Kay 
Sears Hamilton, "Bunny" Eagles. 
Polly Whitaker, Faith Lehman, 
Ida Harrison, Paula Fleer, and 
Joanne Burwell. 

The class of 1947 is represented 
by Peg Cogswell, Barbara Gormley. 
Angie Mills, and Mary Robert- 
son. Ruth Ferguson, Muriel 
Pfaelzer, and Phyllis Thompson 
are the 1948 members. 

The committee plans a panel 
discussion with C. A. on "Religion 
and Higher Education" and a poll 
on specific points suggested in the 
report of last year. 

New Committee 
To Rim Chapel 

The creation of a Student-Fac- 
ulty Committee on Chapel has 
been announced by Kay Warner, 
President of Christian Associa- 
tion. This committee was evolved 
from a suggestion made at the 
C. A. Open Board Meeting on 
October 24 that a group to corre- 
late and act upon campus opinion 
regarding chapel would be useful. 
The committee members are Mrs. 
Horton, Dean Wilson, Dean Lind- 
say, Betty Evans '47, Elizabeth 
Buchanan '48, and Ruth Fergu- 
son '48. 

In announcing the creation of 
the committee, Kay Warner urged 
that any students who have sug- 
gestions or criticisms regarding 
anything about Chapel address 
them to the student members of 
the committee. 




DAVID MORTON 



Display Models 
In Math Dept. 

Mathematical models given to the 
Wellesley Department of Mathe- 
matics by Mr. A. Harry Wheeler, 
former instructor in mathematical 
modeling at Wellesley, and new 
Professor of Mathematics at Clark 
University, Worcester, will be on 
display at an open house given by 
the Department November 14 at 
7:30 in their offices. All mathe- 
matics students are invited. 

Professor Wheeler's models il- 
lustrate some of the age-old mathe- 
matical dilemmas such as the four 
color problem which he demon- 
strates by the use of transparent 
figures with colored figures inside. 
The Department will also display 
German and American models made 
by Wellesley students, old and 
modern versions of the stereoscope, 
surveying instruments, a sextant. 
Chinese and Japanese abacus, and 
examples of mathematics in na- 
ture. 

A departmental dinner in honor 
of Professor and Mrs. Wheeler will 
precede the open house. 



Resident Poet Will Lecture 

To Lit, Comp. Students 

On Amy Lowell, Frosl 

David Morton, poet-in-residence 
for two weeks, brought to Wel- 
lesley under the auspices of the 
Katharine Lee Bates Fund, will 
read selections from his works 
Monday, November 1, at 4:45 in 
Pendleton Hall. Mr. Morton, 
third visiting poet this year, lec- 
tured to Miss Elizabeth Wheeler 
Manwaring's class in modern 
poetry on the day of his arrival, 
November 6. 

"Amy Lowell" was the 'ubject 
of Mr. Morton's lecture. He will 
sneak again to Mis s Manwaring's 
class on Robert Frost, Tuesday, 
November 13, at 2:40 in Room 222 
Founders and will also lecture on 
the sonnet to Miss Manwarine's 
versification class Thursday, No- 
vember at 1:40 in Room 317 
Founders. 

Would-be Wellesley poets will 
have a chance to send their poems 
to Mr. Morton for criticism and 
to sign for conferences with him. 
Students are asked to send their 
poems a day in advance of their 
conference to Mrs. Wygant, Head 
of Tower Court, or directly to 
Mr. Morton. A list of confer- 
ences is posted on the English 
Literature Bulletin Board in 
Founders. Conferences are now 
scheduled for Friday, November 
9, Wednesday, November 14, and 
Friday, November 16 at 2:00, 
2:20, 2:40. 3:00, 3:20 and 3:40. 
If it should be necessary to can- 
cel any of the conferences, stu- 
dents will be notified. 

Mr. Morton has been a pro- 
fessor of English at Amherst Col- 
lege since 1924. Previously he 
worked on Louisville, Kentucky, 
newspapers and taught English 
and history in high schools. Dur- 
ing the years 1925-29 he was the 
compiler of the Amherst Under- 
graduate Verse and he has edited 
several anthologies of poetry in- 
cluding Six For Them. 1931, 
Shorter Modern Poems, 1932, and 
TJiis Is Their Acre, 1936. Among 
his volumes of original verse are 
Ships in Harbour, 1921, Harmf, 
1924, A Man of Earth, 1930, Spell 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 4) 



FREE PRESS 



World Federation, it is admitted 
by most of us, has long been the 
world's one hope. We have be- 
come increasingly aware of this 
through the war that we have just 
fought, and through the realiza- 
tion, brought home to us by to- 
day's papers, that a war won solves 
few problems. The papers were 
full of reports of international con- 
flicts in 1939, and the world fought 
a war. Papers are still full of in- 
ternational conflicts today! 

The atomic bomb, more than any- 
thing else, brings this point home 
to us. For two to five years our 
country might possess the "secret" 
of manufacture of this bomb, but 
all of us know that there is no 
scientific secret. Possession of the 
bomb is no security for peace. A 
war waged with atomic bombs is 
unthinkable. Our nation and other 
nations have reached the time when 
they can no longer afford to balance 
in continuous conflict. The risk 
of the next war is too great The 
world must be willine to give up 
something for a world peace for 
which their men have fought. Only 
a Wo«-1H Fe<Vr,qti"<i "'•,.■•• national 
sovereignty is capable of preserv- 
ing- future neace. The atomic nomb 
makes such a federation impera- 
tive. 

Lately, many of us at Welleslev 
have become imnressed bv the pos- 
sibility tint students, working as a 
pressure croup, rnav heln to effect 
the change in public onin»on neces- 
sary before a World Federation 



may be created. Our statesmen 
cannot act without a mandate from 
its people, and every girl at Wel- 
lesley can help give that mandate. 

With this in mind, the Forum 
Committee on World Federation 
was formed, working toward the 
following purpose: 

To help arouse public opinion to 
the point where people realize that 
national sovereignty in an atomic 
age is obsolete, and thus will de- 
mand a World Federation. Rath- 
er than to propose the mechanism 
ourselves, our purpose is to help 
make neonle Dsvchologically ready 
for a World Federation. 

We believe: 

I. That before the advent of the 
atomic age, World Federation was 
desirable because: 

A. In all recorded history, there 
have been only three hundred years 
of peace. 

B. The world is made ud of in- 
terdependent states; that which af- 
fects one affects all. 

C. Economic, social, and cul- 
tural activities have been carried 
out on a world wide basis: political 
activity is below this level. 

If. Since the invention of the 
atomic bomb, the necessity for 
World Federation has become im- 
mediate because the overwhelming 
maioritv of scientists atrree that: 

A. Other nations will be able to 
produce atomic bombs. 

R. No effective defense is pos- 
sible in atomic warfare. 

C. Safety cannot be obtained 
throueh superiority in atomic 

(Continued on Fay 8, Col. 3) 



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PROBLEM OF RUSSIA 

Our so called "problem of Russia" is a mis- 
nomer. The critical international situation is 
the internal indecision between international 
and nationalistic aims of each of the Big Three. 
The blunt alternative before each nation is 
another international war or a clear cut triumph 
of the will for international cooperation over 
nationalistic considerations. 

The United Nations Charter indicates a bare 
prominence of the cooperative will but a con- 
tinuing balance between national and interna- 
tional interests. The break-up of the ministers' 
meeting is proof of the continuance of this in- 
decision. The inevitable consequence is the 
separation of the Big Powers into two opposing 
groups. Obviously there can never be an equal 
balance of national and international interests. 
At any period in history one or the other must 
be heard above the other. Today the will to 
international cooperation must take the lead. 

The post-war spirit of people is optimistic 
until proved wrong. We hope that we see in 
very recent events a trend toward determined 
cooperation. Postponement of the new Far 
Eastern Commission meeting until a Russian 
delegate is sent indicates a recognition of the 
necessity of cooperation among oil nations. 
Prime Minister Attlee and President Truman 
will confer this week in an attempt to reach 
•lution concerning atomic bomb control that 
will be satisfactory to Russia. The determina- 
tion to cooperate and to value cooperation seems 
to be the new allied stand. 

Such b trend must be succeeded by out and 
out will for internatio] tion. Nations 

mil the bold step of relinquishing 

national aty for the sake of international 

unity. Only in such determination and coopera- 

me 1 i he 'Rus- 
sian problem 1 ecLInbisrei I on' 
can. ahold Niebuhr op- 

that ua- 
ii. The time bi 
1 d tep to 

A will can find a way. World 
impera- 



FOR UPPERCLASSMEN ONLY 

Now that the terrors of six weeks quizzes 
have been survived by the freshmen, and '49 
has- learned to distinguish Founders from Green, 
it is customary for their elders to contribute 
sage advice to the newest class. On looking 
the situation over, it seems high time that we 
laced the shoe onto our own foot. There is 
ample room for a fair exchange of advice be- 
tween both parties. 

Freshmen have an unbounded store of en- 
thusiasm—try borrowing some of it one day. 
Directed by careful thinking, that enthusiasm 
can carry to a surprising extent. You don't 
have to fall out of your chair in raptures over 
the private life of protozoa, but then again it 
might liven that eight-forty if occasionally you 
beat someone else to the draw with a new com- 
ment. You might even wake up to discover 
that you enjoy thinking out loud for a change. 

Most freshmen really want to like Welles- 
ley. Next time the eighth place at dinner is 
filled by an unfamiliar face, rouse yourself from 
gloomy remarks about the fourth paper in two 
weeks— your attitude is infectious but it needn't 
be poisonous. That freshman regards you all 
as pretty special people; you might as well 
take advantage of the fact even if the admira- 
tion is in some degree unwarranted. 

All of us have a few unrealized hopes in con- 
nection with our college career. There are 
things we could have done, and others that we 
shouldn't have done. The right word from you 
at the right time might serve to have those 
hopes realized by someone up-and-coming. If 
you think back, you can probably recall occa- 
siona on which some upperclassman encouraged 
your interest in a tough course, or persuaded 
you to try out for a new organization. That 
helped, didn't it? 

The most surprising day of all comes when 
a freshman approaches you for the first time 
not because you are head of an organization 
or have notes from History 102, but because 
you have become her friend. The discovery is 

iting, and not a little humbling. By and 
large, people aren't juniors or faculty or fresh- 
men, they are people. And it will be gratify- 
ing when you return after graduation to find 
people whom you really want to see. After 
all, nobody really wants to come dashing back 
just to look at the four walls of the room she 
used to have. 



Beyond the Campus 



by Michal Ernst 'U7, 

Forum Representative to Herald 

Tribune Forum 



I spent part of last week at the 
fourteenth annual Forum on Cur- 
rent Problems held in New York 
under the sponsorship of the New 
York Herald Tribune. New York- 
ers in particular have made much 
of these forums in the last few 
years, and the theory behind them 
has occasioned considerable com- 
ment. It was quite a shock, upon 
returning to Wellesley, to nnd how 
few had ever heard of them. Public 
forums as such call for no particu- 
lar attention, but the Tribune for- 
ums have developed several in- 
teresting features that have evoked 
interest and are, I think, worthy of 
comment here. 

In the first place, they cover not 
one but a number of subjects in- 
tegrated under one general head- 
ing, and with a tnoroughness that 
is unusual. The Tribune, by 
methods unknown, usually manages 
to produce an impressive roster of 
speakers including many of the 
world's leading minds and men. 
Along with the speakers, the au- 
dience is selected colleges, wom- 
en's clubs, federal and state offi- 
cials, prominent businessmen, 
lawyers, judges, leaders of in- 
terested and influential groups are 
invited. The purpose of the Forums 
goes beyond good publicity and I 
believe quite a sincere attempt is 
made to get an interested cross- 
section of the population to attend. 
Truman, Wainwright Speak 

The entire Forum runs several 
days in afternoon and evening ses- 
sions of approximately three hours 
each. There is plenty of pomp and 
ceremony but no words minced — 
and no intermissions! Public for- 
ums as ambitious as this are few 
and far between — well worth wait- 
ing for attending. 

This year's Forum centered 
around the "Responsibility of Vic- 
tory." The four major sessions 
covered Pacific Relations, the U. S. 
S. R., Europe and The United 
States in Relation to a United 
World. The speakers included Presi- 
dent Truman, Secretary of State 
Byrnes, Secretary of Labor Sc-hwel- 
lenback. Generals Marshall, Eisen- 
hower, Wainwright, and Chennault, 
Harold Stassen, Bill Mauldin, John 
Hersey and others of equal calibre. 
The vital necessity for cooperation 



FAIR AND WARMER 

We belong to that rare group of people who, 
contrary to Mark Twain, don't even want to 
do anything about Wellesley's weather except 
to enjoy it. Sunday's snow flurry came as a 
shock after our lingering Indian Summer. We 
still get a kick out of being the first one 
to wade through a new snow drift on the way 
to chapel in the morning. It is fun to battle 
up the hill along Christmas Tree alley when 
a blizzard is doing its best to blow us back 
down again. Feeling our cheeks sting and hear- 
ing our joints creak is a fairly pleasant price 
to pay for the view of Wellesley in winter 
dress. The usually hectic atmosphere becomes 
subdued and peaceful under a heavy cover of 
snow, especially on a starry night. 

Even when the snow turns to slush, and we 
can't decide whether to wear ski boots or rub- 
bers or maybe leaky saddle shoes, prospects 
aren't so bad. It is no time at all before we 
will be up on the roofs or out by the tennis 
courts, soaking up spring sunshine in tremen- 
dous doses to get the chill out of our bones 
<>re Generl Week is upon us. We begin to 
watch for those yellow and purple bushes to 
bloom, although we aren't botanical enough to 
call their names. 

Most of you will have the privilege of griping 
about Wellesley's weather for another year, or 
i oi three. But take a good look around 
while you mutter incantations And re- 
member the famous story of the Wellesley pro- 
jor who absently commented to her stu- 

• l • * » "U i ather, ian'1 it?" Indeed 

it i ill ]„■, because 

like it. 



in an atomic world keynoted many 
of the speeches; and the avowed 
intent of the Forum to encourage 
this through increased understand- 
ing of particular problems that will 
be this year's headlines shaped 
most of them. 

Audience Enthusiastic 

Hit of the first session was the 
young Nebraska flyer of Japanese 
descent with 58 missions to his 
credit — 28 of them over Japan. He 
spoke simply of the difficulty he 
had met convincine people of his 
sincerity, of the blind prejudice he 
had met, even when he was in uni- 
form, wearing two distinguished 
service crosses and overseas 
stripes. The effectiveness of his 
speech was increased by what he 
left unsaid. I certainly hope that 
the enthusiasm of the second ses- 
sion on Russia was really indica- 
tive of current public opinion. One 
of the first speakers, Dr. Simmons 
of Cornell University, made two 
particularly sound comments: to- 
day we know considerably less 
about the Russians than they know 
about us and have much poorer 
educational facilities both in our 
high schools and colleges. This fact, 
coupled with the "colossal inepti- 
tude (of the Russians) in present- 
ing themselves to the world," has 
built uo a attitude of wariness be- 
tween the United States and Rus- 
sia which must be broken down 
before we can hope for any_ work- 
able form of world cooperation. 

To the end of further under- 
standing, John Hersev and others 
gave brief talks on Russian crea- 
tive arts, medicine, economy, edu- 
cation and so forth. Hersey particu- 
larly presented some little known 
information on Russian literary 
and music guilas. Contrary to the 
customary editorial policy of the 
paper, the Tribune Forum was lib- 
eral in the tenor of its speakers 
and the response of its audience. 
If you are going to spend some 
time with the paper all of the 
speeches are well worth reading — 
those of Marshall, Truman, Bynes, 
and others were definitely policy 
making and a good indication of the 
lineup of a peace-time army and 
other issues of concern in the near 
future. The Tribune Forum and 
those like it are too good to miss 
now as well as after college. 



Free Press 

The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for statements 
in this column. 

All contributions for this column 
must be signed with the full name 
of the author. Initials or numerals 
will be used if the writer so de- 
sires. 

Contributions should be in the 
hand* of the Editors by noon 
Saturday. Owing to space limita- 
tions, letters should be limited to 
two hundred words. 



To the Editor: 

By now everyone has had a 

chance to "oh" and "ah" over the 
wonderful murals in the Well. We 
heard a lot of talk about them last 
spring but to most of us they were 
a complete surprise this fall. They 
fit in perfectly; and most of us 
have given little thought to the 
time and energy that went into 
making the murals as ideal as they 
are. We would like to take this 
opportunity to express what every- 
one feels — gratitude to Peggy Bon- 
sal, Barbara Boole, Sally Russell, 
and Pat Zipprodt. 

Ginger Gauntlett '46 
Nickie Passburg '46 
o 

World Federation ■ 

(Continued from Page 1) 
armaments. 

D. Henceforth, war will mean 
the destruction of a large fraction 
of our population. 

It is not enough to be convinced 
of the necessity for World Federa- 
tion. We must act. This is our 
world and our future. As leaders 
of tomorrow, we are concerned with 
the issues of today. It is our re- 
sponsibility as educated people to 
stand up j'or that which we believe 
is ricrht. We are not too young! 

We have a powerful voice that 
has never bpen raised. We. with 
the hundred colleges that the forum 
committer- hns written to. can con- 
stitute a student movement to nake 
our convictions felt. Each of us 
rite cm- congressmen and our 
president. We ran awaken those 
we know — our families, our home 

communities, our friends outs*de 

camnns. — everyone wp mpet. These, 
multiplied a thousandfold, are pub- 



WE APOLOGIZE 

News apologizes for the mis- 
representation of the impressions 
of America of Miss Rose LaFoy, 
Mr. Jean Guedenet, and Miss 

Claude Veen, who have just ar- 
rived from France. Mistranslation 
and the isolation of casual com- 
ments from their context distort- 
ed the really courteous remarks 
of Miss LaFoy, who, when she 
found New York "dirty," had not 
realized that paper-throwing was 
its way of celebration; and Mr. 
Guedenet, who lightly noted the 
difference between the tart salads 
of France and the "parfume" 
(faintly flavored, not "perfumed") 
salads of Wellesley. 



C.G. Wants Volunteers For 
Committee Jobs 

Elections Committee 

Needed: People with long 
fingernails to open ballot 
boxes, run elections, and count 
votes. Apply to Ann Moore, 
Severance, or write C.G. 

Grounds Committee 

Needed: Nature lovers, those 
who have an interest in the 
campus and don't mind telling 
people to "get off the grass." 
Apply to Prudence Mayhew, 
Shafer or write C.G. 

BureauCATS 

(C.A. has its Office Dogs— 
We want BureauCATS) 

Needed: People to see that 
the wheels go 'round by filing, 
addressing envelopes, and typ- 
ing in the office. Apply to 
Nancy Bartram, Davis, or 
write C.G. 



lie opinion — the only thing strong^ 

than the atomic bomb. 

Virginia Beach '47 
Dorothy Nessler '47 
Susan Morse '47 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 8, 194", 



Hartford Dedicates Store Window 
To Exhibition of Mary Vardoulakis' 
New Publication "Gold in the Streets" 

"44 Graduate's Hoine-Town 
Recognizes Success of 
Prize-winning Novel 

"Mary, dear, I really never knew 
whether you'd live from one day 
to the next during your senior 
year," commented Mrs. Alexan- 
der, head of Munger. But as 
Mary Vardoulakis '44 sat in Mun- 
ger Saturday afternoon -amidst 
numerous yellow and green bound 
copies of her prize winning novel 
Gold iii the Streets it was quite 
evident that Mrs. Alexander's 
worries had been unfounded. She 
was very much alive. 

Awarded the Dodd-Mead Inter- 
collegiate Fellowship for the best 
novel written by a college stu- 
dent, Mary, after " being "feted 
and publicized" laughed off her 
success. As soon as her book 
came off the presses two weeks 
ago Monday, an entire store win- 
• dow of her home town, Hartford, 
' was dedicated to Gold in the 
Ctreets. Mary described the dis- 
play as "a large manuscript in 
the centre with numerous auto- 
graphed copies of the book on 
either side and ads all over." On 
the first day of the exhibit she 
talked up to a group of people 
inspecting the display with ap- 
proval and commented, "Remark- 
able, isn't it?" "Yes," they re- 
plied, "remarkable." Before her 
identity was discovered she walk- 
ed away. 

Dbdd Mead Holds Party 

Upon the publication of her 
first book Dodd Mead broke all 
precedent by moving the entire 
publishing house, guests, literary 
people, and prominent public fig- 
ures up to Hartford for a recep- 
tion in her honor at Heublein's. 
It was a cocktail party which, 
according to the authoress, is 
"just the thing- for books." The 
party included Mr. Dodd, Vice 
President of Dood-M'eadrPublishing 
Company, Mr. Brownley. Lieut.- 
Governor of Connecticut, Miss El- 




MARY VARDOULAKIS '44 



News Receives 
Editorial Honor 

After being scored "second class" 
for several years in Associated 
Collegiate Press competition, News 
has received first-class rating for 
both semesters of 1944-45. "All- 
American" is the only higher rating 
the association gives. 

Twice a year the A.C.P. furnish- 
es to its members, which include 
most American university and col- 
lege publications, a detailed evalu- 
ation of their work, with constnic- 
tive suggestions for improvement. 
The editorial page of News was 
especially commended, with "ex- 
cellent" ratings also for general 
coverage, vitality, war effort cov- 
erage, content and organization of 
news stories, editing, typography, 
and printing. 



izabeth Manwaring and Miss Edith 
C. Johnson of the Department 
of English Composition at Wel- 
lesley, Miss Barbara McCarthy of 
the Department of Greek, Irene 
Peterson '46 and Jeanne Maurer 
'46, both Greek students. Next 
week Mary and all past winners 
of Dodd Mead Fellowships will be 
entertained at. a dinner at the St. 
Regis Hotel in New York city. 
Miss Manwaring will attend this 
dinner. 

On her visit to Wellesley last 
weekend Mary spoke to two classes 
in English Composition about Gold 
in the Strict.-. Her story of an 
immigrant family from Crete who 
settled in a Massachusetts mill 
town is built on material from her 
Greek background. The book deals 
with the exodus of a family from 
Greece, their reaction to life in the 
new world and their gradual trans- 
formation into Americans, still 
cherishing their Greek traditions, 
but loyal to their new country. 

During the writing of her novel 
Mary was helped greatly by the 
expert page by page criticism of 
Mr. Dodd who'took a personal in- 
terest in the progress of her work. 
"He taught me freedom in my 
writing," Mary said. "I had been 



so much with my characters that 
I was even afraid to let them go 
off to brush their teeth without 
going with them. Mr. Dodd told me 
to let my characters go and to trust 
to the imagination of my readers." 
Now Plans Travel. Writing 

Mary's future plans are ambi- 
tious. She intends to go to Greece 
even if she has to go by freighter. 
There she will write another book 
on the Greek people and their 
political resistance movement. 
Hoping to establish herself there 
as a foreign correspondent in 
order to support herself while she 
writes, Mary vows to "gather the 
material even if I have to sneak 
into parliament and stay there and 
write the book until I* am kicked 
out." 

Mary has already spoken on two 
radio programs, a Hartford sta- 
tion which she described Gold in the 
Streets, and a Boston station on 
fhe "Life of Greece" hour Mary 
Will return to Wellesley on Novem- 
ber twenty-second to speak at a 
War Bond Rally. 

Alary has received considerable 
"fan mail" since her literary suc- 
cess, some of it highly amusing. 
She spoke of one letter which came 
from a young boy who was a cor- 



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Underground Pamphlets 
Reveal Nazi Propaganda 

Newspapers, Pamphlets, Bolster French Resistance 
Dnring Arduous Days of German Occupation 

l>U Polly Piatt V,S 



Even during the most arduous 
'lays of German occupation, the 
-pint of a free France was never 
crushed. French Underground 
publications bear witness to this 
fact. Several student newspapers 
and pamphlets, published secretly 
during the occupation, have been 
sent to News by the Foreign In- 
formation Research Division. 

The words of Turenne, one of 
Louis the Fourteenth's most skill- 
ed generals, that "there must not 
be a man at rest in France as 
long as there is a German on 
this side of the Rhine" formed the 
I home of these journals. They 
kept patriots informed of their 
own operations, of world events, 
of General Charles DeGaulle's 
moves. They warned of expected 
Nazi arrests for patriotism, and 
announced the deportment of Un- 
derground and other civilian work- 
era. 

Essor, a weekly student paper, 
attempted to waken the interest 
of other students. It gave them 
"the elements of thought," and 
declared that they must" use their 
learning- in order to bp prepared 
for the epoch ahead. To restore 
France as a great nation, Essor 
cried out to the students to think, 
to have a clear, firm will. "To 
enlighten those who tomorrow will 
reconstruct France, to acquire a 
real common spirit tn reflect and 
resolve all these problems in the 
true French spirit" was its goal. 

Regularly exposing Nazi Propa- 
ganda, Essor kept alive plans for 



tomorrow. It described the role 
and the need of students in the 
Resistance, and advocated "not 
an hour of work for the Boches." 
Hope for future liberation and a 
stable, democratic government was 
assured. 

The Temoignage Chretien put 
out pamphlets every year fight- 
ing Nazi power and its aims to 
destroy the soul of France. The 
Temoignage Chretien studied the 
methods of pagan offensives, cru- 
sading against the power of dark- 
ness, and giving their readers the 
help of the Church in keeping 
faith. 

Combat cited as its objectives 
"one chief: DEGAULLE one 
fight: FOR OUR LIBERTIES." 
It recorded that it was working 
"for a Republic that dares to be 
a republic, a socialist state that 
dares to make social reforms, a 
state that does not dare to attack 
the trusts (of the people) and 
would not have the time nor the 
power to destroy the Republic." 
Combat denounced a political sys- 
tem that placed the executive at 
the mercy of politicians who would 
change the ministry every two 
weeks. "It is not in this disorder 
that real democracy lives" it de- 
clared. 

Always assuring the people of 
a strong Resistance, always fight- 
ing Nazi strength, always giving 
correct information on facts col- 
ored by Nazi propaganda, these 
publications served to keep France 
alive and alert in its darkest mo- 
ments. 



Perry is beginning to question 
the advisability of the new policy 
of letting everyone taking crew 
have a chance at coxing. One 
never knows when a new cox will 
become drunk with her power. The 
other day the brazen command of, 
"Crew Overboard!" came echoing 
across Lake Waban. Those who 
heard it from the shore were prob- 
ably no more startled than the 
doomed crew, especially when this 
command was followed by an, "Out, 
two, three, four." 

respondent in Japan and interested 
in "American monuments." He 
wanted Mary to write him and 
send a picture of herself. "I don't 
know whether he thought of me as 
an American monument or not," 
Mary laughed. 



House Crews 
Will Compete 

Upper class house crew races 
will be held next Thursday, No- 
vember 8 at 3:45. In the first heat 
Tower, Stone, Caz, Shafer, Davis, 
and Severance second crew will 
compete, while Beebe, Claflin, Pom, 
Severance, Munger, and Shafer 
second crew will row in the second 
heat. 

November 9: Webb, Crofton, 
Norumbega, and Eliot will race, 
while Dower, Washinton, Noanett, 
Homestead, and Norumbega sec- 
ond crew will row November 12. 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS. NOVEMBER 8, 1945 



Service Fund 
Drive Subject 
Of Chapel Talk 

Contributions Sought For 
Underprivileged, Sick, 
Teachers, Yenching 

(Editor's Note: Last Monday 
Douglas Horton spoke in 
morning Chapel That in itself is 
unusual, /<»' the subject of 
talk, Service Fund, 
„-n.< significant. In view of the 
•/■; w ek fl 
luting bt low "» abridged vi r- 
. Horton's full:.) 
"Thy kingdom come, Lord, 
Thy will be done" 

"We wish God's kingdom could 
and would come. We want His will 
to be done. We frequently forget 
that little stanza which reads. "If 
Thy will is to be done, it must be 
done by me." . 

"Even that represents our wish. 

We want to do our duty, God's 

will for us. On the other hand we 

are oppressed by the futility ot 

thing we can do, for it is sure 

ie a microscopic part of what 

<>e needs to be done. We wish 

we could be hundreds of people, 

helping in hundreds of ways, 

rather than one person doing a 

specialized kind of work which 

binds us to a certain place — like 

beautiful one— and limits our 

iciations to a very limited type 

of person. 

"The Service Fund offers us an 
opportunity to enlarge our sphere 
,,f influence and to be a more effec- 
tive participant in the work of the 
world, the establishment of a de- 
cent world, a more God-like world 
than we can be without it. 

•Your money generously contri- 
buted— or stingily— gets to work 
with underprivileged girls. ' white 
collar" workers, sick children, war- 
sick patients in the Women's Hos- 
pitals around the world, Negro 
and girls, Southern mountain 
men. women, children, industrial 
workers, office workers, teachers in 
nine at home and abroad and 
from coast to coast and continent 
to continent the students of the 
world, very especially the students 
in our "sister college" Yenching 
U liversity in Peking. 

"Your money generously con- 
tributed — or stingily — gives indus- 
trial cooperatives a chance to try 
out practical methods of coopera- 
tive efforts, works on problems of 
racial tension and experiments 
with devices for creating racial 
understanding. 

•'Glance at the map in the lobby 
in Green Hall some day this week 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 4) 



ATTENTION SENIORS! 

FOUND: One Junior Show 
Script! Time, place of reading 
will be announced. 



Awards Offered 
Grad Students 

Announcements of graduate 
fellowships and scholarships are 
posted on Departmental Bulletin 
Boards and in the Placement Of- 
fice for students interested in, and 
qualified for, graduate study. 
Copies of a general directory of 
fellowships compiled by the Insti- 
tute of Women's Professional Re- 
lations, New London are on file 
.n the Library and in the Place- 
ment Office. 

Suggestions for seniors inter- 
ested in fellowships will be found 
in a notice which has been placed 
on the bulletin boards of each 
dormitory. 

A few of the representative 
awards are those given in social 
work, secretarial work, art, nurs- 
ing and medicine, the classics and 
languages, the natural and social 
sciences, and business and public 
administration. The closing dates 
for scholarship application-, range 
Erom December 15 to April 15. 



'47 On The Go 
Predicts SRO 
At Super Show 

Ballets, Costumes "Chic" 

But No One Can Perk 

Opening Next Week 

Three full acts, eleven songs, 
two ballets, and B cast nearing 
200 have convinced the Juniors 
that there will be standing room 
only on November IT. Last Sat- 
urday at 3:00 p.m. in Alumnae 
Hall the class of '47 began re- 
hearsals for Junior Show and in 
nine days '-17 promises that a lull- 
length musical comedy will be pre- 
sented to the college. 

Working with the combined fer- 
vor of Lelongs and Carnegies, cos 
tume designers are busily stitch- 
ing together new "chic" and ap- 
pealing gowns. Set designers are 
beginning to display calcimine in 
their hair as the painting of flats 
and construction of furniture has 
:l i [ast begun. Members of the 
cast diligently rehearse their 
lines, go over their songs, prac- 
tice their high kicks during every 
available moment. 

The show is rolling, and Jim- • - 
try with renewed vigor to keep 
Erom bursting out into its songs 
and dancer. See for yourself No- 
vember 17 what all the excite- 
ment is about. Come early, come 
on time . . . don't get caught 
with standing room only! 



Niebuhr Casts Doubt on Success 
Of Projected World Organization 



Dr. Niebuhr, on Campus. 

Stresses Dangers of 

Escapism, Hysteria 

"World Federation per se will 
not work during our generation," 
said Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr of the 
Union Theological Seminary, in 
New York City, during an inter- 
view on campus and in a speech on 
"World Federation" in Boston, 
November 4. Dr. Niebuhr consid- 
er- world federation a mere ideal. 
He cited the San Francisco Con- 
ference as proof that national sov- 
ereignty is too strong to be dis- 
carded. 

For several reasons Dr. Niebuhr 
considers world federation unfea- 
sible. It might be possible were 
there either a larger number of 
great powers or only one great 
power, but in our present situation 
he sees two forces striving against 




each other, Russia vs. the United 
States and Britain. Because of 
this situation Dr. Niebuhr feels 
that the groups struggling for 
world federation are seeking the 
long range goal before they se- 
cure its preliminary short range 
problem of establishing an under- 
standing with Russia. 

"We can have war with Russia 
within the next ten years," stated 
Dr. Niebuhr without hesitation. 

Russia is apprehensive of 
Britain and the United States and 
as her apprehension grows Britian 
and the United States become ap- 
prehensive in return. "Thus the 
vicious circle whirls." 

The United States and Britain on 
the otheT hand fear communism. 
Moreover Dr. Niebuhr stated that 
after fighting a, war for righteous 
principles we find ourselves com- 
promising with vindictiveness. Po- 
land is persecuting its Jewish 
population; Czechoslovakia is not 
distinguishing between loyal and 

(Continued on Paoe 6, Col. U) 



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Miss deBanke Instructs 
Canada's 'Ex-Servicemen' 

Veterans Show Interest in Art, Poetry and Music; 
Men Thrill at Return to Academic Activities 

by Marrin Viekery, %? 



"My work in Canada was en- 
tirely different from my work 
here." said Miss Cecile de Banke, 
Chairman of the Department of 
Speech, of her summer at Queen's 
University in Kingston. "I worked 
only with adults," she explained. 
"My pupils were 26 adults from 




MISS CECILE DE BANKE 
all over Canada, four of whom had 
been on the beaches on D-day. 
They were men of action. It was 
the first time in their lives that 
they had ever been able to think 
of college; one of them said to 
me, 'I never thought I'd walk on 



left lifeless on the printed page. 
They think of speech training- as 
a very necessary part of educa- 
tion, that academic attainment is 
inherent in the spoken word, and 
that facility in speech can only be 
attained through technical train- 
ing." 

Miss de Banke first taught in 
South Africa. A member of a rep- 
ertory theater, she was in Cape- 
town doing "every type of work 
on the stage and sometimes doing 
22 plays m 2.3 weeks" when, "in 
the middle of Galsworthy's Strife," 
she had an attack of acute ap- 
pendicitis and had to remain in 
the hospital for four months. 
Stranded in Capetown 

When she recovered, the boat 
which she was to take for Eng- 
land under her contract had sailed, 
and she was stranded in Cape- 
town without passage back. "It 
was (hen that I started to teach," 
she explained. "I already had my 
degrees. I taught at the Univer- 
sity of Capetown, the Teachers' 
paining College, Technical Col- 
lege — that was adult education , 

and at the same time I had my 
own school and was doing speech 
work in two convents, and Cape- 
town High School. I became Sec- 
Kt.ny and Program Director for 
the Capetown Repertory Theater. 
■ in. I then there was my "radio pro- 
gram — that was one hour a week " 
it is easy to see why it took Miss 
•Ie Banke seven years to get back 
to England. "That," she stated 



a college campus and be one of _..„.....,,. nun, sne stated 

the people that really belonged simply, was work. I spent 14 years 
fW >» th *™ m all." 



there. 

These men were part of the 
17,000 veterans to whom Can- 
ada is giving a free education; 
many of them were extra-mural 
students because facilities had not 
yet been set up for their living. 
''But." continued Miss deBanke, 
"never have 1 seen men with such 
power of concentration. They 
were thirsting for knowledge, es- 
pecially knowledge of art, poetry 
and music." 

Speech An Art 

According to Miss de Banke, a 
great deal of the difference in 
teaching in Canada is the "com- 
pletely different attitude" toward 
speech as an art there. "The 
spoken and written word," she de- 
clared, "are much more closely 
allied. There is a choral speech 
festival in Toronto to which ap- 
proximately 80 schools send rep- 
resentative choirs. Poetry was 
meant to be spoken, not to be 

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Strange Fruit, final week PLYMOUTH 

/ '/, Dap Before Spring, John Wilson's new musical SHUBERT 
ahoma, through Dec. 15 COLONIAL 

The [,uxt House on the Left with Jean Carmen and 

Gene Barry. This week only WILBUR 

Alec Templeton. Sun. aft., Nov. 11 SYMPHONY HALL 

IN PROSPECT 

"The Joyous Season" with Ethel Barrymore, play by Phillip 

Barry. Opening Nov. for two weeks 
"The Mermaids Singing," new comedy by John Van Druten, with 

George Abel, Frieda Inescourt. Opening Nov. IS for two 

weeks 
"Billion Dollar Baby," new musical by Morton Gould, with Mitzi 

Green and Joan McCracken. Opening Nov. 20 
•Ballet Russe Highlights" opening Nov. 22 for four performances 

of Massine's newly organized group 

sam Girl," new play by Elmer Rice with Betty Field in lead. 
rung Nov. 26 for two weeks 
"The Would-Be Gentleman" with Bobby Clark, a translation of 

Moliere's comedy. Opening Nov. 27 through Dec. 8 
.Maurice Evans in "Hamlet" opening Nov. 27 for ten day- 

ic Stern, new violin genius, Fri. eve., Nov. 16 
Ballad singers, Sun. aft., Nov. 18 

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25c service fee charged on each ticket 



But being a big froe in a little 
puddle was jolly bad for me," Miss 
de Banke reflected. "J have al- 
ways been a wanderer, had sort 
of a loose foot. When I started 
for America, being an amoeba in 
the Atlantic was very good for 
me. The boat was a little 7,00u 
ton-er. I thought it was the tug 
come to take me to the ship. We- 
spent u month in getting to Bos- 
ton." 

Chooses U. S. 
Miss de Banke considered 
(Contin ued on Page 6, Col. 1) 

Interfaith Plans 
Reorganization 

Re-organization of Wellesley'* 
Inter-Faith groups is under wav. 
Bunty Stokes '46 and Dorotliv 
Wolens '.16, co-heads, have an- 
nounced that all students interest- 
ed in joining one of the groups 
should sign on their class board or 
the C.A. board. 

Each group is composed of 
twelve members, three Catholics, 
three Protestants, and three Jews, 
as well as a faculty member chosen 
by the group after it is organized. 
Inter-Faith groups meet once or 
twice a month, depending upon the 
wishes of the individual group. 
Topics for discussion are also the 
choice of the members of each 
group, and usually pertain to pres- 
ent-day religious problems, church 
doctrines, ritual and customs. 

Old members who wish to retain 
their membership as well as those 
who wish to join as new members 
are urged to sign. 




WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 8, 1945 



Mungerites 
Play Hosts 
To Spooks 

Riotous Skits Introduced 
By Barbara Chapline: 
Ghosts Run Wild 

"Do you dare venture in to din- 
ner Hallowe'en night?" was the 
challenge hurled by Joey Reiman, 
Munger House president, on the 
fateful eve reserved for spooks and 
goblins. Munger Hall, to whom any 
holiday is cause for celebration, 
came dressed for the occasion as 
wolves, apples, dogs, poets, union- 
ites, and anything else that wasn't 
applicable to Hallowe'en. It was a 
Munger party, and "anything 
went." 

As everyone was settling down to 
dinner, admiring the Hallowe'en 
decorations, a convention arrived 
late and Ellen Watson, the Queen 
of Hearts announced Tita St. Ger- 
maine, the jack, and Mary Robin- 
son, the king, at meeting of the 
clubs. "The cards are laid, and 
we'll have to deal with them," they 
groaned, as they introduced friends 
—the cute tricks, the club foot, 
the blackwood club, the country 
club, dueces wild, and finally, Lee 
Tucker, slick in a silky dress, ar- 
rived as the very sophisticated 
Vanderbilt club. The party conven- 
ed to tables that were "Reserved 
for Convention." 

As dinner was beginning, Bar- 
bara Chapline, tfne mistress of cere- 
monies, took compassion on Emmie 
Allen and friends, who, as man's 
best friend, were plaintively bark- 
ing that "we can't eat until we take 
our faces off." The dog skit was in- 
troduced, and Jean Muir explained 
to an appreciative chorus of yelps 
that "man must take compassion 
on the dog, who serves him best. 

Half way through the meal, the 
children of Munger Hall, Mrs. 
Alexander, Mrs. Baxter, and Miss 
Enerleman, lamented in chorus at 
beine excluded from the party. 

"Seven Seniors" Jane Goodman 
and friends, next presented the 
Poet's Reading, which was follow- 
ed by Gail Greenhalerh, Ida Harri- 
son and others, who presented 
Pyramus and Thisbe, from the 
"great tragedy, Midsummer 
Nioht's Dream, b" William Shake- 
speare, famous French writer," 
Pvramus went to Harvard and 
Thisbe went to Wellesley in this 
modernized interpretation. 

Flora Sanders, Scotty Campbell, 
Monkey Dunn, Joey Reiman, etc., 



Remember . . . 

CANDLELIGHT VESPERS 

7:30 P. M. 

Sunday 

November 18 



depicted the great and stirring 
tragedy of the "Lighthouse Keep- 
er's Daughter," which ended in 
weeping and wailing as the villain 
killed almost everybody off. At ap- 
propriate minutes MacCullen ran 
through the audience as "Chuckles 
and Oden McKay as "Tremor. 

The third floor sophomore Union- 
ites, headed by Kathy LeFevre, 
sang of the importance of the 
Union in the "U.A.W. of ^ the CI. 
0." Four of them stood with their 
backs toward the audience, with 
signs explaining that they were the 
unwanted "Tone Deaf." 



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Wellesley 




Edwards, Taylor, Dunn 
Lauded For Performance 

Able Cast, Busy Stage Crew Do Well 
With Coward's Sophisticated Comedy 




MARDETTE EDWARDS '46 AS ELVIRA 



Critic: Mary E. Dirlam '46 

Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward's de- 
lightful comedy of an adventure 
into the world of ghosts and ecto- 
plasm, is a play calculated to warm 
the hearts of those who like the 
sophisticated humor and brittle 
dialogue which Coward under- 
stands so well. It is, further- 
more, a play which is ideally suit- 
ed to production by a college dra- 
matic group. The female parts 
are varied and well within the 
range of the amateur actress; at 
the same time, there is sufficient 
imaginative challenge in the hand- 
ling of the stage directions to in- 
terest the little folk who run 
around collecting properties and 
painting scenery. 

What Barnswallows did with 
this play was, for the most part, 
very well considered. The stage- 
set was the realistic and finished 



affair which we have come to ex- 
pect in Wellesley productions. The 
make-up committee may pride it- 
self in the successful creation of 
the silvery-green glow which suf- 
fused the materialized spirits of 
Charles Condomine's wives. And 
special mention should be given 
Evelyn Wakefield for her striking 
design on the cover of the pro- 
grams. 

Mardette Edwards, a Barn vet- 
eran with an excellent speaking 
voice, lent a great deal to the play 
as a whole by her interpretation 
of the role of Elvira. Miss Ed- 
wards supplemented her speeches 
with charming gestures and grace- 
ful cross-stage movements which 
succeeded in making Elvira seem 
the blithe and provocative spirit 
she was meant to be. 

Other members of the cast who 
were especially outstanding were 



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Library Gains 
New Books On 
World Problems 

Books on the significance of the 
atomic bomb, on the Japanese and 
German occupation problems, a 
collection of essays, and several 
volumes of poetry have been add- 
ed to the library. On the impli- 
cations of the atomic bomb: 

Atomic Energy — by David 
Dietz. 

The Atomic Age Opens — chief 
editor Donald Porter Geddes. 

New studies of the occupation 
problems and a war report by 
General Marshall: 

Dilemma in Japan — by Andrew 
Roth. 

Japanese Nation — by John Fee 
Embree. 

Germany is Our Problem — by 
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 

Biennial Report of the Chief of 
Staff of the U. S. Army to the 
Secretary of War — by General 
George C. Marshall. 

Collections of poetry: 

Springboard — by Louis Mac- 
Neice. 

To Marry Strangers — by Win- 
field Townley Scott. 

Other new additions: 

Autobiography of Science — ed. 
by Forest Ray Moulton. 

Cherokee Strip — by James Mar- 
quis. 

Journey Through Chaos — by 
Victor Alexandrov. 

Names on the Land — by George 
Stewart. 

The Yogi and the Commissar, 
and other Essays— by Arthur Ko- 
ester. 

Flo-Harriet Taylor, in the role of 
Madame Arcati, and Monkey Dunn 
as Edith, the maid. Madame Ar- 
cati was fey to just the right de- 
gree, while Edith was — what 
words can express Edith? In the 
person of Miss Dunn, she was an 
incomparable mixture of awkward- 
ness, stupidity, and not a little 
profundity. It was apparent that 
1946 has a president who is gifted 
with a rare sense of the comic. 

Alec Robey and Betty Langheck 
played the parts of Mr. and Mrs. 
Condomine, while Hibbard James 
and Mary Lou Maclsaac were Dr. 
Bradman and his wife. Mr. Ro- 
bey is a welcome newcomer to 
the ranks of Barnswallow asso- 
ciate members; his stage presence 
is good, and his voice clear and 
resonant. Betty Langheck was 
well suited to play the role of 
his suave, fashionable wife. 

For the director, the most dis- 
couraging part of producing a 

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John Garfield - Eleanor Parker 
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C. Aubrey Smith 

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Nov. 11-12-13 



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William Garcan - Nancy Kelly 

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George Sanders 
Geraldine Fitzgerald 

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Jane Darwell 
Edgar Kennedy 

"CAPTAIN TUGBOAT 
ANNIE" 

Sunday Through Wednesday 

All Star Cast 
Ed Gardner's 

"DUFFY'S TAVERN" 

Ted Donaldson 

'ADVENTURES OF RUSTY' 



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Plans For 
This Week 

Wednesday, November 8 
8:00-9:00 a.m. I Can't Get Started 
5:30-5:45 p.m. Popular Music 
5:45-6:00 p.m. Chappie's Show 
7:15-7:20 p.m. Campus News 
7:20-7:45 p.m. Poet's Life Drama- 
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7:45-8:00 p.m. Popular Music 
8:00-9:00 p.m. Music for Reading 

Friday, November 9 
8:00-9:00 a.m. I Can't Get Started 
5:30-6:00 p.m. Easy Listening 
7:15-7:20 p.m. Campus News 
7:20-7:45 p.m. Drama 
7:45-8:00 p.m. Popular Music 
8:00-9:00 p.m. Music for Reading 

Monday, November 12 
8:00-9:00 a.m. I Can't Get Started 
5:30-6:00 p.m. Easy Listening 
7:15-7:20 p.m. Campus News 
7:20-7:45 p.m. Miss Smith reports 

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7:45-8:00 p.m. Popular Music 
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Tuesday, November 13 
8:00-9:00 a.m. I Can't Get Started 
5:30-5:45 p.m. Popular Music 
5:45-6:00 p.m. Liberal Corner 
7:15-7:20 p.m. Campus News 
7:20-7:45 p.m. Mme. Averino 
7:45-8:00 p.m. Popular Music 
8:00-9:00 p.m. Music for Reading 

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8:00-9:00 a.m. I Can't Get Started 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 8, 191.3 



Dr. Yi-pao Mei, President Forum Groups 

- . xt • *a j. Discuss Report 

Of Yenchmg University, to 0nAtomicBomb 
Visit Wellesley Next Week 




State Department's Guest 
Here to Aid Plan For 
Students' Exchange 

Dr. Yi-pao Mei, acting presi- 
dent of Yenching University. 
China. Wellesley's sister college, 
will be the guest of the college 
next Monday and Tuesday, No- 
vember 12 and 13. All students 
will have a chance to meet and 
talk with Dr. Mei during these 
two days. 

Upperclassmen are invited to 
attend an informal talk and dis- 
cussion Tuesday at 7:30 in Tower 
Court. Dr. Mei's talk at this 
time will be about Yenching, par- 
ticularly in wartime, but he will 
also answer questions about China 
in general. A tea in his honor 
is being piven by the freshman 
class on Monday afternoon from 
:>:00 in the Recreation 
Building. 

On Tuesday afternoon Chris- 
tian Association will hold open 
house in the C.A. Lounge for stu- 
dents who are interested in meet- 
ing and talking with Dr. Mei per- 
sonally. Students who will be un- 
able to come at this time and have 
a special interest in meeting Dr. 
Mei are urged to get in touch 
with Kay Warner '46, head of 

Blithe Spirit - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
college play must be the lact that 
other activities require so much 
of the actresses' time. It is im- 
possible, in lieu of academic de- 
mands, to plan for as many re- 
hearsals as would be desirable. 
Another week might have aone 
much to make members of the 
cast more sure of their lines, and 
to have added a final polish to 
this production. Perhaps, if more 
time can be found to prepare the 
next play, that difficulty will be 
overcome. But if future Barn 
productions are no worse than 
Blithe Spirit, Wellesley drama 
should continue to play a stimu- 
lating role in college life. 
o 

deBanke - 

(Continued from Pafe 4) 
Argentina for her next stopping 
place, "as there was a great need 
for teachers of oral English." But 
she finally decided on the United 
States. "I arrived without friends 
and not a great deal of money. 
I had to do something. Oh, the 
unbelievable experiences I could 
tell you of in these first few 
months! The radio refused to 
take me. They'll think we>re 
pro-British or something,' the man 
said. I had thought of Hollywood, 
too; there was a job of work to 
be done there, but that was a 
closed door. I finally found work 
through the English-speaking Un- 
ion at The Masters' School in 
Dobbs Ferry. That settled the n f +u; 

trend. After a year and a half lljlf '• J t - t eoId campus w 
I came to Wellesley. I've been here i^J en e °' * nd lfc . >s hoped that by 
ever since, 15 years." 

"The proudest moment of my 
whole life was when I was made 
an honorary member of Shakes- 
peare Society here," Miss de 
Banke said. "I was so stunned 



DR. YI-PAO MEI 

C.A., who will arrange for per- 
sonal appointments. 

President Since 1942 

Dr. Mei has been acting presi- 
dent, or chancellor, of Yenching 
University since 1942. He receiv- 
ed his B.A. at Oberlin College, 
Ohio, in 1924 and his Ph.D. at 
the University of Chicago in 1927. 
Since then he has been acting 
president of Oberlin - in - China, 
1934-6, dean of the college of arts 
and letters at Yenching Univer- 
sity, 1936-8, director of the Kan- 
su Science Educational Institute 
at Lanchow, 1938-40, and head of 
the secretariat, Chinese Indus- 
trial Cooperatives, 1940-41. 

Two books by Dr. Mei are to be 
found in the Classics Room of 
the college library. The Ethical 
and Political Works of Mao-tse, 
one of Probsthain's Oriental Se- 
ries, published in 1929, is a trans- 
lation of these works from the 
original Chinese. A companion 



Forum's International Relations 
Club and Domestic Affairs Group 
discussed plans to devote future 
discussions to the subject of World 
Federation in a meeting November 
1. A report by 550 scientists who 
worked on the bomb was studied. 
The report stated that without 
doubt other nations can produce 
the atomic bomb and that there is 
no defense against it now nor is it 
likely that an adequate defense 
will ever be developed. 

Mr. Norman Cousins' article 
from the Saturday Review of Lit- 
erature was also cited. Mr. Cousins 
asserts that while man thinks in 
terms of the world in social, 
economic and moral fields, he does 
not in politics. War, he explains, 
is only the expression of competi- 
tive impulses which may be chan- 
neled in other directions. It is im- 
perative to progress from the na- 
tional man to the world man. The 
only other alternative, he concludes, 
is the abolition of all things related 
to science, and a consequent rever- 
tion to life as it was in 10,000 B.C. 

Ginny Guild, '46, Head of 
Forum, conducted the meeting in 
the absence of Betsy Stevenson '47, 
chairman of the I.R.C. and Olga 
Mindlin '47, chairman of the Do- 
mestic Affairs Group. It was 
agreed that the topic of a World 
Government, its devices, organiza- 
tion and specific powers be dis- 
cussed during the next few meet- 
ings. 

o 

Slavic Society - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
stration the society members will 
learn the elementary steps of 
Polish dances. 

This same principle of observ- 
ing and learning will be applied 
to music, art, and poetry. The 
society will hear holiday music at 
a Russian church in connection 
with the study of Christmas songs 
at the second meeting of the se- 
mester. 

An exhibition and a lecture on 
Russian art will be presented at 
the opening meeting of next se- 
mester, while Bulgarian life and 
culture will be discussed at the 



J°^rne Mao-tse . . . The Neg- second meeting. As Mrs. Stevens 

lect ea Rival of Confucius, pub- said, "The purpose of the society 

pvnlnine »a ; _ ,-,. *v.„ cultivation of active in- 



in 1934, explains and" in- 
terprets the works translated in 
the former. 

Here for State Dept. 

Dr. Mei is in the United States 
as a guest of the State Depart- 

Stn 1 ' * Und f[ the Department's 
plan for the international ex- 

tr^Sf ° f schoIa / s - H e has been 
traveling around to various col- 

S par i ic " ,ar, y on the West 
Coast, and has also visited his 
alma mater, Oberlin. 

Yenching University i s ordinar- 

JJunng the war, however, the 
campus was occupied by the Jap- 
anese and a refugee university 
fet up at Chengtu. I n October 



is the 

terest rather than passive observa- 
tion." 

Mrs. Stevens also declares that 
Boston offers many opportunities 
for such active study, particularly 
in the field of Russian music, arts, 
and dances. Cultural organiza- 
tions, under the auspices of the 
International Institute, are also 
means of exploring Czechoslovak- 
ia^ Polish, and Bulgarian arts. 



when they came with the rose that 
I was almost incoherent. And 
little did I dream," she added, 
"that when I was refused a job 
in radio that I would be broad- 
casting every year with the 
Wellesley Verse-speaking Choir on 
a world-wide hook-up." Miss de 
Banke toured Canada, lecturing, in 
the fall of 1941. "I even got up 
to the sub-arctic," she said. This 
summer she hopes to go home to 
England for a visit. In the mean- 
time as Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Speech, she is finding her 
hands full. Her special interest 
at the present time is the estab- 
lishing of the new speech clinic 
which gives aid to students on a 
voluntary basis through private 
conferences. 



next fall the entire college will be 
reestablished there. Although 

va h, a h. amage - Was done and so ™ 
valuable equipment lost during 

the occupation, the loss was not 

too severe and repairs are now 

being made. 



Choir - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
The Omnipotence Schubert 

Haec Dies Gallus 

Organ: 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor 
Bach 
The Choir: 

Justorum Animas Byrd 

By the Rivers of Babylon 

Loeffler 
Veni, Rogo, in Cor Meum 

Schutz 
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World Federation Group 
Extends Beyond Campus 



"The World Federation Group 
has made great progress since 
its inception two weeks ago," an- 
nounced Chairman Dotty Nessler 
'47. "The committee already 
comprises over one hundred and 
fifty members, thoroughly or- 
ganized, and really functioning." 

Today and tomorrow the group 
will circulate petitions through- 
out the college, to be sent im- 
mediately to President Truman, 
who begins discussions with 
P r i m e Minister Attlee and 
Premier King, Monday, on the 
problems occasioned by the 
atomic bomb. Every student and 
every member of the faculty who 
believes in World Federation is 
urged to sign. 

Over a hundred letters have 
been sent to major colleges and 
universities throughout the United 
States, in an endeavor to estab- 
lish a strong student movement 
immediately. The letter outlined 
the purpose of this group (stated 
in a Free Press in today's Nexvs, 
as well as offering specific sug- 
gestions for arousing campus in- 
terest. An inter-collegiate con- 
ference on the subject of World 
Federation will be held here in 
the near future. 

Dotty Nessler suggests that 
every girl who wishes to help 
spread her belief that national 
sovereignty in an atomic age is 
obsolete write a letter for publi- 
cation to her home town paper. 
A form letter has been drawn up 
by the committee, which may 
give ideas on what to write. 

The International Relations 
Club has turned the first semes- 
ter over to a discussion and re- 

Service Fund - 

(Continued from Page J,) 
and see if you don't feel an en- 
largement of your interests and 
your citizenship as you think of 
yourself as part of such a world- 
wide community of interests as is 
represented there. . . . 

May we give generously and thus 
give evidence of our sincere de- 
sire to live in a large world, shar- 
ing the experiences of people less 
privileged than we. 

TheNews reported this week that 
amount of money spent by the 
"average WeHesley girl" last year, 
$2010.94. 216 budgets ranged from 
$1156 to $3500. The reoort includes 
the statement that "not more than 
one family in three in the U. S. 
has an income or more than $3000 
a year." The groun average for 
recreation was $73.42. "Recrea- 
tional expenses do not include the 
$37.50 worth of food purchased 
outside the dormitory." 

"Freely ye have received, freely 
give." 

o 

Niebuhr - 

(Continued from Page U) 
disloyal Germane. 

According to Dr. Niebuhr, the 
only authority strong enough to 
keep world federation in one piece 
would be the historical and tradi- 
tional prestige of one of the two 
power groups involved and neither 
group may claim such prestige. 
Moral authority, he said, is ob- 
viously not strong enough to con- 
trol a world council. Military au- 
thority is only partial at best. 
o 

Morton - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Against Time, 1936, All In One 
Breath, 1939. Angel of Earth and 
Sky, 1941, A Letter To Youth, 
1942, and This Is For You, 1943. 



search of the problems that draw- 
ing up a World Federation will 
occasion. Today's meeting will be 
a consideration and examination 
of some of the existing plans, in- 
cluding the United Nations Or- 
ganization. The World Federa- 
tion committee stresses, however, 
that its purpose is not to propose 
the mechanism for a World Fed- 
eration, but rather to help make 
people psychologically ready for 
one. 

Several new committee heads 
have been appointed, with whom 
interested students should get in 
contact. The Inter-Collegiate 
side, under Virginia Beach, is di- 
vided into Publicity with outside 
papers, under Sylvia Crane, '47, 
8nd Contact, headed bv Johnny 
Watkins, '47. Dott Mott" 48, is in 
charge of the letter-writing 
grourj under Contact, the Secre- 
tarial and Speakers heads will be 
announced in the near future. 

Susan Morse is in charge of 
the Wellesley activity, 



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There's no doubt about it HILL 
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your favorite Peter Pan collar. 
Running on the ballot with the 
dickies are some very gay fur 
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They come in pink, blue and 
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Wellesley 1600 is the number to 
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is located near the Ford Motor 
Company. They will be glad to 
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or clothing. 

-Only 57 more days until Christ- 
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